🐼 Zhou Yu – 4* Fire / Red from War of the Three Kingdoms

New War of the Three Kingdoms hero is released: Zhou Yu

This thread is for discussing strategy related to Zhou Yu, as well as your thoughts on him.

Zhou Yu

Rarity Element Class Mana Speed
Level Attack Defense Health

4/75 695 729 1452
4/80 805 845 1683
Origin Family
War of the Three Kingdoms Kingdom
Image Aether Power Description
attack-up Attack Up At the start of each battle, this Hero gets +20% attack for 6 turns.
In battles with multiple waves, the effect is refreshed at the beginning of each wave.
:dizzy: Special Skill: Scion Sword
  • Deals 355% damage to the target.
  • Summons a Wu Soldier Minion for each ally with 10% HP and 18% attack inherited from the caster.
  • Each hit from a Wu Soldier Minion gives the target the following status ailments:
    • The target receives 207 Burn damage over 3 turns.

All-in-one still under construction. Card image to be added when available.

:hugs: Family Bonus

Heroes become stronger when teamed with other unique Heroes of the same family.

Kingdom family
Bonus for 1 / 2 / 3 Heroes:

  • 2% / 4% / 6% mana each time a Minion is summoned for the Hero.
  • 3% / 5% / 7% heal each time a Minion is summoned for the Hero.

Morale Boost

Heroes belonging to this family as well as heroes fighting alongside with them receive additional persk in War of the Three Kingdoms:
+10% attack, + 3% defense, +7% health

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

May 2022


  • Attack is increased to 639 from 638.
  • Defense is increased to 671 from 670.
  • HP is increased to 1336 from 1335.

June 2022

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

There appear to be no changes to Zhou Yu from last-seen Beta stats, skill, and design.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on New War of the Three Kingdom Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v46]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Zhou Yu ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Zhou Yu.

Based on preferences Forum members have expressed, please try to stick mainly to Zhou Yu and not wander off topic too much to other heroes.

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Zhou Yu worth summoning for?

  • Would you use Zhou Yu on Defense? Offense? War? Quests/Events? Titans?

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Zhou Yu ?

  • What heroes would you take when facing Zhou Yu as an opponent?

  • Would you give Zhou Yu Ranger Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

  • What do you think of Zhou Yu’s character design?

  • If you Summoned Zhou Yu and would like to post your results, please include some thoughts on why you Summoned Zhou Yu, and whether/how you plan to make use of them.*

*NOTE: Summon Results posted without any commentary/feedback at all should be flagged as Off Topic and removed, based on preferences expressed by the Forum community. Please include some comments about what you think of Zhou Yu when posting Summon Results. In addition to opinions about Zhou Yu, you are also encouraged to include how many Summons it took before receiving Zhou Yu (or how many Summons you’ve done without receiving Zhou Yu), so other players are presented with realistic experiences of the rarity of Epic Event Hero.

:money_with_wings: Avoiding Overspending & Heartache :broken_heart:
Or: How many summons are needed to get an Epic Challenge Event Hero?

It’s important to remember that Challenge Event Heroes have EXTREMELY low summoning odds. No amount of summoning will guarantee a Challenge Event Hero.

On average, in a 10-pull, you have a 17.5% chance of summoning Xiahou Dun.

But that statistic can lead our minds astray in exactly how our odds play out as we continue summoning.

Some useful insights:

  • 69 times out of 100, you’ll get Xiahou Dun by pull 20 (5,200 gems)
  • 95 times out of 100, you’ll get Xiahou Dun by pull 156 (46,800 gems)
  • 99 times out of 100, you’ll get Xiahou Dun by pull 240 (62,400 gems)

Putting that in Perspective

  • 31 out of every 100 people won’t get Xiahou Dun by the 20th pull
  • If 1 Million players each summoned :two::zero: times, 309,196 of those players wouldn’t get Xiahou Dun
  • 5 out of every 100 people won’t get Xiahou Dun by the 156th pull
  • If 1 Million players each summoned :one::five::zero: times, 56,280 of those players wouldn’t get Xiahou Dun
  • 1 out of every 100 people won’t get Xiahou Dun by the 240th pull
  • If 1 Million players each summoned :two::four::zero: times, 10,013 of those players wouldn’t get Xiahou Dun

More Insights & Reading

I highly recommend reading these three threads for more information and context on summoning odds:

If you’ve read them a million times before, you may consider reading them again before deciding on your budget for summoning. A little time spent deciding on how much money you want to risk on summoning goes a long way to avoiding disappointment, frustration, and regret later. :slight_smile:

:thinking: Wondering About Your Personal Situation?

Feel free to discuss your team and roster here, and ask for advice from other Forum members.

If you’d like more extensive advice on sorting out your particular roster, I recommend creating a new thread in Gameplay Help & Tactics, and posting screenshots of your hero roster, along with your questions.

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Feedback Poll - Zhou Yu (post release)

:question: Is Zhou Yu worth Summoning For?

  • Yes, absolutely
  • Only if you’re P2P
  • Yes, but only when featured.
  • Not really
  • Not at all

0 voters

:question: How many copies of Zhou Yu would be useful to keep & Level?

Note - this is roster space dependent & isn’t the same for everyone!

  • Zero
  • Just one
  • 2
  • 3
  • All of them

0 voters

:question: What do you think Zhou Yu’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Damage Dealer (Immediate)
  • Minion Summoner
  • Damage Dealer (Over Time)

0 voters

:question: What do you think of Zhou Yu compared to other Heroes?

  • Over Powered (OP)
  • Little stronger than Most
  • On Par with Most
  • Little Weaker than Most
  • Completely Broken (Under Powered)

0 voters

:question: How does Zhou Yu’s Special Skill and Intended Purpose match his Base Stats?

Note this means his Class, Attack, Defence & HP Stat

  • Perfectly
  • Better than Most
  • On Par with Most
  • Worse than Most
  • Terribly

0 voters

:question: Is Zhou Yu worth giving Ranger Emblems to?

  • Yes absolutely
  • Yes, but only if you don’t have a 5* Option
  • Yes, but only if you’re focusing on 4* Heroes/ Events
  • Hmmmm, not sure yet
  • No, I don’t think so.
  • No… Not at all.

0 voters

:question: In Defence, where do you think Zhou Yu is best used?

Note, as a 4* hero, please consider with this question up-and-coming players not just end-game players (where 5* heroes are a luxury not a given).

  • Left Wing
  • Left Flank
  • Tank
  • Right Flank
  • Right Wing
  • Not on defence at all.

0 voters

:question: How do you think Zhou Yu is best used?

  • PvP Raids/ War attack
  • Normal Defence
  • War Defence
  • Titans
  • Farming
  • Tournaments
  • Event Teams

0 voters

Choose up to 3 options

@PlayForFun : Please correct Zhou Yu from 5* hero to 4*.

Thanks !

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Thx @dansing I have fixed the title to 4 star :slight_smile:

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Seems like a 4* Bera. very cool card actually with solid def stats


There’s been little or no chatter about this poor dude lol, anyone maxed him and had any experiences good or bad? He was also the least preferred 4* according to the poll so guess explains why there’s not much discussion here!

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Kind of curious how he works for events. He does have a synergy with sun shangxiang where the defence down can snowball with the minion hits, and they’re both red. Think they’re meant to be pair together in that aspect
But is he more worth it than say, cillian who currently dominates in events?

Isn’t this guy a perfect partner in crime for Russell? After they both fire there would be a big chance that 4/5 enemies have a 3 turn burn like all the time as long as the minions are alive?


I think this is a pretty cool hero. Not many 4* produce minions and also have decent other skills.

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He’d be worth it if you didn’t have Cillian! Which I don’t.

Sadly, I don’t have Zhou Yu either. For some reason the game thought I’d appreciate four Wang Yuanji and two Xiahou Dun, but was shy with the other two.

He seems great for bloody battle. A little temporary health for the team through minions who chip away at enemy health with burn DOT.

I wish I would have realized that in time to level him for the current tournament!

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:cricket: Has anyone leveled him? What do you think?

Was the only one I got last time with the free coins and felt lucky.

Since then I lvled him, emblemed him and must say he’s great.

Especially for 4* no heal tournaments he is awesome on offense. Extra health for you and constant damage for the opponent.
Works good for the other modes too.
And I also use him for some war attacks.

Overall a good hero, not op like some but also in no way weak.


Thanks Ferg! Red is my weakest color so my options for leveling are him, Scarlett, C Gormek or Lancelot right now. Not thrilling choices tbh.


C gormek is a great hero. Full emblem and limit broken in my rooster. There are so many minion heroes and together with undead war rule a minion destroyer is just really useful now.

So I would choose between gormek and Zhou.

Personally I will probably also limit break Zhou sooner or later.

I also have Scarlett and lancelot.
Lance I really only use for challenge event scoring. If you don’t compete in those he is probably not that useful overall.
Scarlett is great for Titan teams because of the high tile damage, and nice for pvp, but not really needed.


I just got him and was looking for opinions, nice to hear that he is good.
Can you tell how high is his DoT with full emblems?

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174 full attack route

And 219 with lvl 29 mana troop

So that’s a really nice dot for a 4* hero, after limit break I hope it will be around 250


The OP now shows the adjusted stats after the May balance update.

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Some say he’s a decent pair with Ferant in bloody tourney


Was thinking the same thing iv just got this dude… I do have russel @3/70 he now has gained some interest for me …
Is the minon survival good @ferg on this dude as that is the key for them working well together …

I will max anyway it be handy to have for tournaments …

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